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SLURPEE

Author: michag09
09 30th, 2010

Mr. Wikipedia said,

“A Slurpee is a slushie sold by 7-Eleven. In 1967, 7-Eleven licensed the product from the ICEE Company, and began selling it as the Slurpee.

Slurpee History

Machines to make frozen beverages were invented by Omar Knedlik in the late 1950s. The idea for a slushed ice drink came when Knedlik’s soda fountain broke down, forcing him to put his sodas in a freezer to stay cool, which caused them to become slushy. Many people loved them, which gave him the idea to make a machine to help make a “slushy”. When it became incredibly popular, Knedlik hired artist Ruth E. Taylor, to create a marketing name and logo for his invention. She came up with ICEE and designed the original logo still used today. Early prototypes for the machine made use of an automobile air conditioning unit. In 1965, 7-Eleven began a licensing deal with The ICEE Company to sell the product under certain conditions. Two notable conditions being, first, they had to come up with a different name for the product, and second, were only allowed to sell the product in 7-Eleven locations in the U.S. The latter being a non-compete clause insuring the two drinks never went head to head for distribution rights. 7-Eleven then sold the product that in 1967 became known as the “Slurpee” (for the sound made when drinking them). The term was coined by Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven agency director.

The Slurpee machine has a separate spout for each flavor at the front of a tumbler or freezer, where patrons pour their own Slurpees, whatever the flavor. When Slurpees were first introduced, the dispensing machine was located behind the counter, and the clerk on duty would be tasked with dispensing the product. Common flavors are frozen Coke, Mountain Dew, and cherry, but new flavors are introduced regularly. In the Slurpee’s early history, flavors rotated much more frequently than they do currently.

Worldwide Consumption

Slurpees are offered in many but not all covered countries. Canadians purchase an average of 30 million drinks per year. Despite its status as a very cold city and with a population of only 700,000, Winnipeg, MB was crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for the eleventh time in a row in 2010. 7-Eleven stores across Winnipeg sell an average of 188,833 Slurpee drinks per month. The rest of Canada sells an average of 179,700 per month, which makes Winnipegers the world leader of Slurpee sales.

Though it is known to be sold in Mexico, the Slurpee is not sold in most standard 7-Elevens in Mexico.

Slurpees are widely consumed in Australia, with 6.6 million sold each year.

Religious and Dietary Information

Most Slurpee flavors are certified kosher “parve” as well as halal. The Diet Pepsi flavor uses sodium caseinate as an anti-freezing agent (sugar is a natural anti-freeze in other flavors) which only gives it the status of kosher dairy. The Piña Colada, Twizzler Strawberry, Tropicana Grape Wild Strawberry and Monster Black flavors, however, are not kosher.”

I said,

SLURPEE = ADDICTION. You will never have enough of it unless you’re finally sick of drinking and want to vomit. Hahaha… Anyway, I just want to share my thoughts to all readers about my experience with the so called “SLURPEE”.

At first I tried Slurpee only just a few months ago when I was in Malaysia. We went on a vacation there and like always my family and I went to a nearby store to shop for things. Guess what? It’s Seven Eleven. When I went in, I saw this drinking machine on the right side of the store and my mom who noticed it said that it was that drink that she had to drink when she just had her “thyroid throat operation” in Singapore. The nurse told my dad to check out the Seven Eleven for Slurpee but since my dad doesn’t actually know what it is and forgotten the name, he went throughout 4 or 5 Seven Eleven in the ice cream box. When he went back to the hospital the next day, the nurse told him what a Slurpee is and immediately got 3 big cups for my mom who was in the hotel resting. In the end, she ended up drinking tonnes of Slurpee and got sick of it. Well, looks like Slurpee is a good medicine for people who just got a “thyroid throat operation” :D But anyway, ever since that I like to drink Slurpee even though in Indonesia, I only can get my blueberry Slurpee in Jakarta and don’t think I’ll drive there everyday since it’s one and a half hour away from Bogor! One thing, once you get your Slurpee, your tongue will have the same color as your Slurpee. So yeah, I just have to cherish all the memories by phone and pictures.”

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September’s KATA

Author: michag09
09 30th, 2010

Hi readers! Just want to go ever one of the biggest event by PMK IPB this month. Apa itu? KATA alias “Kebaktian Awal Tahun Ajaran” is an annual event  yang selalu dimeriahkan oleh kedatangan para dosen, mahasiswa sarjana maupun pascasarjana, dan pastinya pembicara yang sangat luar biasa. Here’s an inside scoop agar bisa tetap up-date.

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Sama seperti tahun sebelumnya, KATA diadakan di Auditorium Toyib Hadiwijaya tepat pada pukul 17.00 tanggal 26 September 2010. Acara terakhir di masa koordinator BPH 2009-2010, Juliando Saragih ini pun berlangsung dengan lancar berkat perjuangan teman-teman panitia berbatik yang telah sibuk bekerja dari awal tahun. Adapun tema yang dibawakan adalah “Jangan Kuatir AnakKu” yang didukung ayat dari Mazmur 42:6.

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Acara diawali dengan pembukaan oleh Pra MC dan dilanjut kata sambutan oleh dosen pembina (Prof. Dr. Ir. Armansyah Tambunan), dan ketua panitia (Manuel Leonard). Setelah itu ada latihan lagu, doa pribadi, lagu dan doa pembuka, saat teduh, penyembahan dan doa penyembahan. Selanjutnya pada sesi kesaksian ada persembahan lagu dari Agriel dengan suaranya yang merdu dan dilanjut dengan lagu pembukaan firman dan firman.

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Firman diberikan oleh Pendeta Glorious Bawengan menggunakan gaya humornya yang unik sehingga mampu memikat perhatian melalui dialog interaktifnya. Walaupun ia hanya membahas satu ayat di alkitab yaitu Kejadian 15:5, ada tiga etos penting yang harus kita pahami dari kotbahnya itu (sekedar mengingatkan sebaiknya baca lagi ya ayatnya). Pertama, kenapa Tuhan menyuruh Abram keluar dari rumahnya? Tuhan ingin dirinya berfikir menurut pikiranNya dan bukan pikiran manusia sesuai dengan “Teori Boil Frog Syndrome” dari bidang management (kodok yang ditaruh dalam panci berisi air dan dipanaskan akan mati karena tidak dapat merasakan perbedaan suhunya atau tidak mengalami shock). Kedua, Abram diberitahu untuk look toward heaven agar hidup itu damai yang diperoleh dari kasih sukacita. Terakhir Tujan ingin kita menjadi seperti bintang yang bersinar dari dalam.

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Setelah itu ada kesaksian lagu dari dosen angkatan 3 yang tidak kalah gaulnya menyanyikan “You Raise Me Up” Josh Groban diikuti persembahan, doa persembahan dan syafaat. Lalu, para serdadu biru angkatan 47 memberikan persembahan lagu sebagai penampilan perdana mereka berjudul “Kau Allah yang Setia”. Adapula persembahan lagu dari mahasiswa pascasarjana yang diiringi musik akustik gitar mereka. Kesaksian terakhir dipersembahkan oleh Artvoice dengan lagu yang berbahasa Inggris. Setelah itu saatnya lagu dan doa pengutusan. Tidak lupa perkenalan BPH baru yaitu tim Herman ESL 44 (koordinator), Yano THH 44 (wakil koordinator internal), Hezron ESL 44 (wakil koordinator ekternal), Krisna Gizi 44 (sekretaris) dan Lidia TEP 44 (Bendahara) yang siap beraksi. Terakhir acara ditutup oleh MC dan instantly, ruangan jadi ricuh dan dipenuhi oleh orang-orang yang mengantri keluar, foto-foto on stage, berbincang-bincang dan teriak-teriak. Walaupun heboh, dapat kita simpulkan bahwa panitia KATA telah berhasil membuat acara ini sangat meriah, bermanfaat dan pastinya berkesan.

Written by MGD on Anggur Baru IPB October Edition 2010

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